I now have a great new website powered by Photoshelter. It's called DAYDREAMING IMAGES and you can find it at www.daydreamingimages.com/.
There is lots of work to do here - lots more images to upload and sort through. Of course I am still working out my notice with Getty (3 months) so any images I had licensed with them I can't upload to my new site till October 1st.
The main benefits of this for me are:
I decide what images I want to sell and they don't need to be "approved" by anyone
I can choose what prices I sell them for
I can set the licensing terms - RF or RM
I get to keep 91% of the profits - Photoshelter take only a reasonable 9%
I know Getty are a very large famous stock photography company but this is something I have to do. It's now up to me to get myself out there and promote my work! I'm very excited about this and it is still very early days. My new site only went live on Wednesday. This has not been a hasty decision on my part - I've been chewing it over and planning things for many months.
Do take a look at the new site if you have a few minutes.